Position Announcements

Associate / Assistant Professor in Environmental Science

TENURE TRACK POSITION - Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Environmental
Science –

Applications are invited for
tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in
Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science
, from July 1, 2014 or as
soon as possible thereafter.  The post will initially be made on a
three-year term basis.  Subject to satisfactory performance, the appointee
may be considered for a second three-year contract and tenure afterwards.

The Faculty of Science is expanding
on its research and teaching program in Environmental Science. Expertise in
climate change, hydrology and remote sensing would be an advantage.  The
appointee is expected to teach courses related to environmental science. 
Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/science.

For an Associate Professorship, applicants should be able to
demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in related areas and possess a
proven record of high-quality scholarship and services. The appointee should be
able to provide academic leadership in both research and teaching; and is also
expected to supervise postgraduate students, conduct an ongoing active research
agenda, obtain research grants, and serve on committees within the University
and in external professional organizations.

For an Assistant Professorship, applicants should possess good
teaching and research skills and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for
research excellence. The appointee is expected to commit to high-quality
scholarly research, submit grant proposals, publish in top-tier academic
journals, and supervise postgraduate students.

A globally competitive remuneration
package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. 
At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The
appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to
a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as
annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as

For enquiries about the existing
research activities of the Faculty and the specific job requirements, please
write to Professor Zong Yongqiang (e-mail: yqzong@hku.hk).
Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an
up-to-date C.V, a detailed publication list, a research plan and a statement on
teaching philosophy which includes a portfolio of syllabi and descriptions of
courses they have taught or co-taught by e-mail to sciappt@hku.hk.  They should also arrange
for submission of three references from senior academics who are familiar with
their teaching approaches, skills and experience to sciappt@hku.hk.  Please indicate clearly
the reference number and which level they wish to be considered for in
the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained
at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained
at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes April
30, 2014

University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only
shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.